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with some highlights from last night. [ pause ] >> reporter: good morning. it seems mitt romney may have got the boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive all night. romney you wanted to his own successes as massachusetts governor but highlighted what he called the failed promises of the obama administration. >>> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans secret because it's too good? >> reporter: governor romney spent the night attacking his record. >> you have been president for four years. you said would you cut the deficit in half. it's now four years later. we still have trillion dollar deficits. >> reporter: mitt ro
night's debate in denver. as expected the economy dominated their first one on one showdown. romney came out swinging as the candidates argued tax policy, budget deficit and health care and looks like the aggressive approach may have paid off for the republican challenger. cbs news poll shows romney made strides of uncommitted voters that he needs to win over in order to take over the white house. we go to denver first. >> reporter: terrell, good morning. seems like mitt romney may have received that boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive for much of the night. romney lauded his own accomplishments as governor of massachusetts while continuing to highlight the failed promises of the obama administration. the first presidential debate started with a hand shake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to married me. >> congratulations. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: that was the last touching moment of the night. >> everything he said about my
romney got the boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive for much of the night. romney touted his own accomplishments as governor of massachusetts but continually pointed to what he called the failed promises of the obama administration. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans secret because it's too good? >> reporter: governor romney spent the night attacking his record. >> you have been president for four years. you said would you cut the deficit in half. it's now four years later. we still have trillion dollar deficits. >> reporter: mitt romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change a
and described them as not elegantly stated but in an interview with fox news last night romney had a different explanation. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you'll say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's completely wrong. >> both candidates campaign in battleground states today. romney working to capitalize on a strong debate, the president working to regroup. susan mcginnis covering it all in washington this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: back on the campaign trail mitt romney is trying to prolong the momentum that he got from that debate, president obama is seemed determined to make up for lost ground. romney's solid debate performance gave him a new spark on the. campaign trail. before an estimated 10,000 people in virginia he kept up his attacks on the president. >> what you didn't hear last night from the president why it is the next four years will be better than the last four years. >> reporter: the obama campaign admits it needs a change in strate
: governor romney spent the night attacking his record. >> we still have deficit. >> reporter: mitt romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change after last night's performance. >> anytime a challenger stands on the stage with the president in a first debate they tend to get a bounce. i expect that could happen here. >> reporter: the romney campaign believes the governor scored a knockout. >> i believe that governor romney was the clear winner of this debate. if it was a boxing match it would have been called. >> reporter: an instant cbs news poll chose romney the overwhelming winner. 46% of the people we surveyed said romney won the debate. but moderator and pbs anchor jim lehrer might not feel the same way. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop this subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs. i love big bird. i actually like you, too. but i'm not going to keep on spending money for things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: they will square off again october 16. bigad shaban, cbs news, denver. >> even people in california say ro
in the west. mitt romney last night owned it. if you have any doubt, look at this morning's denver post of the swing state here, colorado, saying he may have changed the dynamics of this race. >> under the president's policies, middle income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. >> it was an energized mitt romney taking direct aim at the president's economic policies and offering a sharply different approach. >> we know that the path we're taking is not working. it's time for a new path. >> romney came into the night with polls showing most voters thought the president would win. he clearly exceeded expectations. cbs news poll of uncommitted voters shows by a 2-1 margin, romney had won. 56% said their opinion of romney changed for the better. yet 13% said that of the president. he was especially effective in criticizing the president's policies and defending his own proposals. >> he has been running on this tax plan for 18 months. now, five weeks before the election, he is saying that his big, bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: romney pushed back. >> let me repeat w
. a positively undecided voters shows romney won last night by a 2-1 margin. cbs reporter tara mergener has the latest from the white house. >> reporter: mitt romney set the debate tone early. >> under the president's policy middle income americans have been buried. >> reporter: energetic and agrees ever, romney slammed the president's economic record and laid out his own plan. >> there will be no cut that adds to the deficit. >> reporter: but the president repeatedly insisted that romney is calling for $8 trillion in tax cuts and spending that cannot be paid for without adding to the deficit or burdening more middle income americans. >> it's math. it's arithmetic. >> reporter: the president also criticized his opponent for not providing more details about wall street reform and healthcare. >> at some point, i think the american people have to ask themselves, is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans to replace secret because they're too good? >> reporter: privately, the obama campaign is conceding that romney's extensive debate preparation paid off at a time when he nee
bring that up because the very next night when he was on fox, romney himself brought it up, or at least talked about it. here's what he said. >> in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question-and-answer sessions, now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's just completely wrong. >> schieffer: so he said-- what does that mean? >> that was astonishing for a whole number of reasons. the first was three weeks ago he was asked the same question and he stood by the essence of what he said. but when you look at that tape that was behind closed doors, it wasn't just a comment. it wasn't just a word. it was a whole exposition. afs an and a on how 47% of the country were shiftless, people who wouldn't take personal responsibility for themselves. he slammed half the country and to say, whoops, i misspoke, is a little unconvincing. as i watched that tape and i waw of watched the debate it reminded me of burns-- all you need in show business is sincerity and if you can fake that, you've got it made." that's what
prepared him with a series of, quote, zingers he can use tomorrow night. romney will likely be walking a fine line while the president will have to avoid appearing smug or condescending. >> mitt romney really has to take on the president forcefully but realistically if he wants to change the narrative of this campaign. >> the word on the street amongst folks i know in washington is that president obama really does not think very much of governor romney. and he wants to keep that to himself in the debate. >> reporter: in a quinnipiac university poll that was released today, it shows that it is still a close race among likely voters. the president is up 4 points nationwide and he is expected to do better in the debate tomorrow night by a 2-1 margin. but among the independent voters, the people that both sides are trying to win right now, romney is ahead by 2 points. i'm grace lee, cbs 5. >> our coverage of the presidential debate begins tomorrow here on eyewitness news at 5:00 and then on the cbs evening news which follows and join scott pelley for full debate coverage that will begin at
important night of romney's political career. >> my husband is completely confident, completely balanced, completely capable of doing this. >> the airplane is flying fine. seats have loosened in the back and we need to return. >> flight from new york to miami was forced to return to jfk. on saturday a flight had to make an emergency landing. >> the seat is loose. we don't want that thing flying around. >> and word of a third flight in less than a week. >> new york post reports that a flight last wednesday down to dallas had a problem with loose seat. >> that's when you know we're getting too fat in this country, okay? >> at least 30 people were injured as an amtrak train derails. >>> crashing into several park car. >> behind the wheel, a 10-year-old. >> disturbing videos of a police officer punching a woman in the face prompted an internal investigation. >> all that -- >>> career low for tony romo, five interceptions. >> you don't answer the question. >> with all due respect, would you let me talk? >> will you answer my question? >> okay. >> please let me respond, okay? >> all that matte
universal from both republicans and democrats that romney performed better last night and what we found is that it may not be based on what was actually said. >> the body language started strong, friendly, with the two candidates starting locked in a handshake. >> how you say something was often times more important than what you said. >> reporter: joe tuman says if you were to rate the candidates strictly on the nonverbal communication after that, former governor romney was the clear winner. >> he was energetic. he smiled a lot. and he seemed full of pep for the president. >> reporter: he says romney frequently looked at the president, kept his head up and appeared engaged while the president kept his eyes down cast. >> and when you combine looking down with a frown, while the other person on the other screen is smiling and looking directly at you and also attacking you at the moment, it looks like you're not liking what you're hearing. >> reporter: there were signs of warmth from the president. >> you saw the president occasionally catch himself not smiling. he would catch it. he has
of wednesday's debate. >> we expected all along that governor romney will have a good night. he's prepared more than any candidate in history. >> president obama is a very -- he's a very gifted speaker. the man's been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time. >> reporter: the president has not had as much time to prepare for the debates because he's busy being commander in chief. >> most often debates don't make that big a difference. quite a few have lost an election with a debate. >> reporter: these matchups can produce a memorable line like in 1980 between then-governor ronald reagan and president jimmy carter. >> there you go again. >> reporter: and lloyd benson's swipe at dan quayle. >> i served with jack kennedy. i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy because friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> reporter: then there are other moments that seem to say more, like george w. bush looking at his watch. >> tell you what, 10,000 bet. >> reporter: and obama's comment to then-rival hillary clinto
tomorrow night. romney will likely be walking a fine line while the president will have to avoid appearing smug or condescending. >> mitt romney really has to take on the president forcefully but realistically if he wants to change the narrative of this campaign. the word on the street amongst folks i know in washington is that president obama really does not think very much of governor romney. and he wants to keep that to himself in the debate. >>> our coverage of the presidential debate begins tomorrow on eyewitness news at 5:00 and the "cbs evening news." then there will be full debate coverage at 6:00. >>> in other campaign 2012 news, one key group of voters appears to be breaking big for the president. the latest national cnn survey shows president obama has a huge lead among likely latino voters. 7 out of 10 said they will opt to reelect him. that is slightly higher than the 67% backing the president had from the same group in 2008. >>> and democrats scored a big victory in pennsylvania today. a judge blocked the state's strict new voter id law from taking this election day. republic
romney meet face to face tomorrow night it will be one of the very few times they've spent any quality time together. more on that and their strategies. >> reporter: flash back to 2008 and there they are. then senator barack obama and mitt romney sharing a few moments on stain after back to back democratic and republican presidential debates in new hampshire. they ran into each other at a labor day parade in 2007. these are just two of the three times men have seen each other in person. flash forward to 2012. romney briefly stopped for lunch. >> people want to know who's going to win, who is going to score the punches. >> reporter: president obama spent the day near las vegas where his rehearsal with senator john kerry. >> they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: at a rally in denver, romney seemed to down play reports his campaign has prepped him with zingers. >> it's not so much winning and losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself, it's about something bigger than that. it'll be a conversation with the
and will never vote for him. on the fox news channel last night, mr. romney said he was "completely wrong." he went on to say his life has "hown he cares about 100% and that, as the president, he will be about helping the 100%. that debate this week between the candidates drew more than 67 million viewers. that's 28% more than watched the first presidential debate four years ago. for more than three weeks since the terror attack on the u.s. consulate in libya there have been questions about security for u.s. diplomats in the weeks and the months leading up to that attack. sharyl attkisson learned today that a former top security official for the embassy in libya has been called to testify before congress next week. sharyl's in washington tonight. sharyl? rm reporter: a subpoena was pssued for the official who is a national guard army green beret lo headed up a special forces security team in libya he says his military group and a six fomber state department elite force called a mobile security deployment team were scheduled to leave libya in august one month before the benghazi assault, despit
debate last night, today we saw mitt romney's campaign relishing a badly needed boost, while president obama's supporters wondered what went wrong in denver. >> when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> and you only have a few hours to adjust -- >> that's so true. >> i don't know, maybe... >> i'm sorry. yes. former vice president gore suggesting the altitude in the mile-high city was partly to blame. well, we should note that polls showed most americans thought that gore won his first debate with george w. bush. we know how that turned out. >>> meanwhile, mitt romney offered a new take on his infamous 47% comment. he initially said those remarks were not elegantly stated. well, tonight he now called them, quote, just completely wrong. mr. romney was asked what he would have said if the president had brought up the 47% during last night's debate. >>> flooding, wind, landslides, those are just a few of the words that come to mind when we hear the phrase el nino, as we head into what likely will be another el nino winter, our meteorologist paul deanno dig some digging and found that no
and then a rally at civic auditorium and will spend the night in san francisco. >>> governor romney is rallying in virginia saying it's time to change course in the middle east and accusing president obama of passive leadership in the world. >> when i'm president i will take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> romney calls for the u.s. to take a more assertive role in syria to put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. with a month to go before the election, national polls show the race for the white house is tightening. >>> there is a news conference in san francisco this morning to talk about penalties from the san bruno pipeline explosion. space assemblyman jerry hill and san bruno mayor jim rue an are upset about the state public utilities commission asking to suspend hearings over pg&e's penalties and pipeline upgrade costs for a month. >>> the san francisco board of supervisors will finally decide tomorrow if suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi will keep his job. the mayor charged him with official mis
is the incumbent so he has to be favored a little bit but romney has been practicing for months now and a lot of people think he comes off somewhat robotic and what not. is it a bigger night for him? >> reporter: you know, mitt romney himself has said this will be a critical moment in his campaign. both have been practicing using proxies to fill in for the opponents. the incumbent usually doesn't do well on the first debate. they say that's because the challenger is essentially elevated just from being on the very stage with the president for the first time the two actually seen as equals in the campaign and in the election. both sides hope to avoid any gaffs which if history is any indication can often times be more memorable. >> it's like being a referee at a baseball game. if you are good nobody knows. if you are bad, everybody knows. >> thank you, bigad shaban. >> you can see the debate live right here on cbs 5. it all starts at 6:00 tonight. >>> a heat wave has been blamed for soar gas prices. the exxonmobil refinery in torrence lost power monday due to high temperatures that. combined w
romney compaign tonight, jan. o reporter: scott, romney had gotten off his message the past few weeks and conservatives criticized him for not being tough enough on the president. last night he silenced those critics. lency we're here in virginia. this may be his biggest rally vt. this campaign is re-energized. let's get out there and win. thank you! >> reporter: eager to capitalize on the debate, his campaign arranged for romney to make a urprise appearance this morning before the colorado conservative political action conference where he talked up his debate performance. >> last night i thought was a great opportunity for the american people to see two very different visions for the country. and i think it was-- it was helpful to be able to describe those visions. i saw the president's vision as trickle-down government. and i don't think that's what america believes in. >> reporter: romney used the trickle-down government phrase for the first time in the moate, saying the president melieved in more government, big spending, and higher taxes falling his policies a failure. >> under t
that on wednesday night's debate. romney will be doing more debate prep here in orlando. the next presidential debate is week after next. we have a vice presidential debate later this week. >> jan crawford in orlando, florida. thanks. >>> and joining us now, senior u.s. economist and from washington cbs news political director john dickerson. it is gate to have both of you with us. i want to begin with you elsen about the jobs report. how do you characterize it? >> i would characterize jobs in general remaining slow, too slow and been moving sideways on average since last year. but this was a better report. households told us we created a lot more jobs in september and not only that more people came back in the labor market to look for work. that's typically a sign of confidence on the part of households that their prospects for getting a job have improved. wages were up. the work week was longer. people were working longer hours. there were a lot of good pieces within this report. >> a number of jobs in the report were part time, two-thirds of the lower end of the unemployment rate came from
%. but this number does deprive romney, norah of one of his chief rallying cries out on the campaign trail. he says it all the time. and he said it as recently as his closing statement in the debate wednesday night. that this economy has been above 8% unemployment for 43 months. he can't say that anymore. >> interesting thing about this the unemployment number like gas prices has a clear metric that you can look at. below 8% is a way to measure something, at least for one report. >> reporter: that's right. of course, we've got one more report to go before the november election which will come out right before election day. and the white house watches these numbers so carefully. they get nervous days in advance about them. they knew these numbers yesterday. so they had to be happy then even though they were having a terrible day out on the campaign trail because of the way that the president's performance in the debate wednesday night. >> nancy, i want to ask you something that jack welch, former ceo of general electric tweeted this morning. he is a romney supporter. unbeliev
the night in san francisco. >>> republican presidential nominee mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech today in virginia. romney is expected to say it's time for america to change course in the middle east and accused president obama of passive leadership in the world. >>> 6:34. another morning, another record at the pump. governor brown now taking some steps hopefully to ease back on the record gasoline prices we have been seeing the last couple of weeks. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in the newsroom with the idea behind the governor's action. cate, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the governor is calling in this a state of emergency asking for the immediate release of a less expensive blend to help ease prices at the pump. now, according to aaa, gas prices in the bay area are at record highs. in san francisco, it's $4.73 for a gallon of regular. in san jose and oakland, you're paying dollars 4.67. governor brown asked state regulators yesterday to release the winter blend early. normally it comes out after halloween. experts say the early release could inc
. >> tonight is the big night of the first of three debate. >> president obama and mitt romney set to square off did in denver. >> dealing with an october surprise after video of an old speech resurfaced. senator obama accuses u.s. government of short changing hurricane katrina victim. >> people down in new orleans they don't care about as much. >> meanwhile joe biden just gave the republicans some great new material. >> how they can justify raises taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> i'm sorry, which candidate is he campaigning for? i'm confused. >>> had hillary clinton put together an investigation for the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> american airlines plans to check at least 11 more planes for loose seats. clamps have caused the seats to come loose on three flights. >>> hit by a car, stuck in its grill and managed to survive. >> the luckiest dog i've met. >>> now cops looking for the woman who did it. >> leave manatees alone. don't be grabbing dolphins either. >>> until tonight. >> swing and a miss and he strikes out. >>> all that -- >> even i
, more aggressiveness coming from governor romney after that debate, but, jim, there is one other thing that is so striking. i've never seen it in the 10 months i've covered this campaign as what we saw last night in st. petersburg, mitt mneyey, very private man, does not like to talk about himself-- eaich is kind of unusual for a nclitician-- told several personal stories at this really was last night, including one that as quite gripping about how a 14-year-old boy, a friend he's known through the church, who was dying of cancer, asked governor romney to help him write his will. take a listen to this. >> he talked about his skateboard, who would get that. an and his rifle. hat went to his brother. i've seen the character of a young man like david who wasn't emotional or crying. he had his eyes wide open. lore's a saying, "clear eyes, full heart, can't lose." david couldn't lose. i love that young man. ( ap i-- ( applause ) epcheers ) >> reporter: and campaign advisers say you're going to be hearing that a lot more from romney in the next four weeks. hose kind of stories. jim. >> axelr
and rally at the bill graham civic auditorium. the president will spend the night in san francisco before taking off. >>> on the gop side mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech today. necessary virginia. romney is expected to say it's time for america to change course in the middle east and accused president obama of passive leadership around the world. >> when i'm president, i will take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> romney is calling for the united states to take a more assertive role in syria, put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. a month to go before election day, national polls showing the race at the white house is getting tighter. >>> california is the most expensive place for gas in the country and the governor is taking action to drive down the cost. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in south san francisco right now where the average price, cate, of regular gas is well over 4.60 a gallon. >> reporter: that's right, michelle. actually it's the two stations nearby. one
knocked it out of the park. 500 uncommitted voters asked who won this debate. 46% said it was romney. only 20% said the president was the victor for the night. the man who has been fighting to show that he relates to the average american this whole election cycle, 56% of those polled say they had a better opinion of the former governor now. what started out as cordial quickly became heated. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 million tax cut. and he is saying that he is going to pay for it by closing loopholes in deductions. the problem is, he's been asked over 100 times how you would close those deductions and loopholes and he hasn't been able to identify them. >> everything you just said about my tax plan is inaccurate. so if the tax plan he described were a tax plan i was asked to support, i would say absolutely not. i'm not looking for a $5 trillion tax cut. what i've said is i won't put in place a tax cut that adds to the deficit. >> for 18 months he's been running on this tax plan. now, five weeks before the election, he's saying that h
for these young people. romney says before they expire, he will put in a comprehensive immigration reform plan. the question now is will he give details on that at tomorrow night's debate? more than 5,000 people packed the air and space museum in denver to hear mitt romney on monday. >> this is a great place to be. >> reporter: colorado is among the battleground states that have a large hispanic population, and romney now tells the denver post he will honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants granted by president obama in an executive order in june. it's the first time he's expressed support for the act. here's what he said in los angeles recently. >> president obama created what he calls a stopgap measure. those are his words. for children who are brought here illegally through no fault of their own. instead of playing politics with these children, i will pursue permanent immigration reform. >> reporter: the president's executive order is a shortened version of the dream act. legislation that would grant citizenship to these same immigrants under certain conditions. mitt romne
and stevie wonder. >> they perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: the president also accused his opponent mitt romney of backing away from campaign promises. >> obviously the governor knows his $5 trillion tax cut isn't too popular so a few weeks before this election he's trying to pretend it doesn't exist. >> reporter: romney is in virginia today for a rally and what is being called a major foreign policy address. excerpts from the speech have already been released. romney wants a change of course in the middle east including tougher sanctions on iran and he'll call on the u.s. to work with other nations to arm rebels in syria with weapons that can defeat president bashir al assad's army. at a rally in florida, romney promised to be a strong international leader if elected. >> when i'm president i'll take the care it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america strong. >> reporter: the republican nominee couldn't resist taking another shot at the president's debate performance. >> now of course days later we're hear
there campaign. >> reporter: romney is trailing in the polls in most must-win states and voters, he says, will see a clear choice wednesday night. tara mergener, cbs news, the white house. >>> supreme court jumped into tricky issues in its first session of the fall. justices heard arguments over weather companies can be held responsible for human rights abuses in countries where they do business. a lawsuit against royal dutch petroleum said it was complicit and the high court said it will not hear a challenge against the use of full body scanners at airports. >>> byob. we are not talking about a barbecue with beer here, either, the message being sent to people shopping in one bay area city. >>> and we will tell you where to steer clear of the traffic messes, coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, news that manufacturing grer the first time in four montn it's a . >>> stocks are starting the 4th quarter on a big rally that manufacturing grew for the first month in the last four. the dow is up 91 points and some change. a good sign there. macy's says they plan to hire 80,000 workers for the holida
among female voters 47 to 47%. and among voters under 30 years of age, romney has gained 10 points in the days following the first debate. now 42% of young voters say they view romney favorably. for the first time the president acknowledged his lackluster debate performance last night in l.a. this following a concert with katy perry and stevie wonder. >> everybody here is incredible professionals. they are such great friends. and they just perform flawlessly night after night, uhm, i can't all of us say the same. [ laughter ] >> reporter: there's also a $20,000 fundraising dinner here tonight with chez panisse cook alice waters as well as tyler lawrence from the food network who will be cooking and while there's a lot of excitement with these new numbers there will be a lot of pressure coming this thursday on the next debate which will be among the vice-presidential candidates. ken? >> just under a month to go before election day. could get interesting. thank you, grace. >>> >>> many in the bay area took advantage of early voting and cast their ballots today. cbs 5 reporter mike s
. >> reporter: the president is at a star-studded fundraiser in hollywood last night, he made his first public comments about his debate performance. >> everybody here is incredible professionals. >> reporter: the president and mitt romney will face foreign policy questions in the next debate in eight days. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> the president what is near bakersfield this afternoon for a dedication ceremony where cesar chavez's home is being made into a national monument. president obama is expected to arrive in the bay area in less than two hours and will go to two fundraisers in san francisco. antiwar protestors had greet him. >>> the president of alaska airlines is hoping for a partial solution any minute now to computer problems causing system wise flight delays. but all three major bay area airports are reporting no delays. it started about 4 hours ago. alaska hopes for a full resolution by 5 p.m. the computer problem stems from a data outage in the midwest. alaska runs an average of more than 450 flights a day. >>> crews are cleaning up after 200 "occupy" oakland protestors broke wind
debate. >> they performed flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. [ laughter ] >> the president was referring to katy p and jennifer -- katy perry and jennifer hudson who performed before him. >> meanwhile, republican presidential candidate mitt romney came pained in florida. at a rally he said he was confident he will win florida and move into the white house in january. later he stopped by a restaurant to shake hands and pick up take out. >>> one issue facing voters deals with food labeling. proposition 37 would require producers label food that contain modified organisms. opponents insist the foods are fda approved and safe. >> modified foods are no different than any other type of ingredient. that is why they don't require labeling. >> it is problematic, there are health concerns that are showing up in studies. >> voters favor prop 37 by a margin of 2-1. >>> another private launch into space a special cargo for the astronauts and plunging to earth from space, the incredible feet one man will attempt this week. to manage s when she's on the go. even when sh
rides new momentum into the swing states. >> romney delivers a major foreign policy speech in virginia today. >> the obama campaign feeling new pressure after the president's performance at his debate in denver. >> everybody here is incredible professionals. they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> this week it's the vice presidential candidates' turn to face off. >> is there anything more exciting than joe biden thinking it's up to him to get the lead back? >> relief may be just days away for california thrivers suffering through the highest gasoline prices in the nation. >> they're keeping tired old grannies like me at home. >> there are more than 91 cases of fungal meningitis. the outbreak spanning nine states has killed at least seven people. >>> a wild brawl between two separate wedding parties ends with one man dead and four people under arrest. >> did they just hit the bride? >>> liftoff. a new era in space flight. the first commercial flight into space bound for the international space station. >>> at talladega super speedway, a 25 car pil
in the lead now. shows mr. obama with 51% support compared to 44% for mitt romney. the president is now in one of those states right now as he prepares for the first debate. two men will face off in denver on wednesday night. president obama holding a rally in las vegas last night speaking to 11,000 people there. and senator john kerry is playing the poll. and rob port man is acting as romney. >> both are excellent in their own way. you could argue that mitt has had a lot more recent experience. >> the president has a day job. the president has been president and not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much mitt romney is practicing, practicing, trafficking. >> we'll see how it goes. debate is on wednesday. focus on domestic policy. romney is speaking about foreign matters. he says today that the president has shown weakness. >> the supreme court is set to tackle big cases today. the court will take on issues relating to same sex marriage and privacy issues. 6 of the 9 justices. it's the traditional mass held the day before the start of a new session. time now is 6:10. from the
preps. >> reporter: more than 11,000 people packed a high school in las vegas sunday night to listen to president obama. >> we'll win this election again. >> reporter: it was the last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. >> governor romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's been practicing since june. paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> but apparently not everyone got the memo. >> for thursday morning you are all going to be scratching your heads and saying wow we have a barn burner. >> wednesday's debate will center on domestic issues including the economy. romney is focused on foreign policy and slamming the president over his handling of the events in the middle east. romney said the president has shown weakness in the middle east. heightened the prospect of conflict and instability. can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. the president is looking forward to debating foreign policy w
. >> reporter: workers are setting the stage for wednesday night's presidential debate at the university of denver. both candidates are behind closed doors today getting ready. mitt romney is preparing in colorado and the latest polls show he is trailing the president in most swing states. >> we can do this. >> reporter: his running mate paul ryan is on a bus tour working to sway voters in iowa. >> our goal is to earn your support. we want to deserve this victory. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is in the battleground state of north carolina today while president obama studies for the debate in nevada. he is holding practice sessions with former presidential candidate john kerry, playing the part of mitt romney. on monday, the president called campaign volunteers and told one of them what debate preparation is like. >> basically, they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. [ laughter ] >> they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: the stakes are high for the debate but both the white house and the romney campaign are trying to lower expectations. neither side wants th
. >> i've seen mitt romney do this before. he's going to come in wednesday night. he's going to lay out his vision for america. he's going to contrast with what his view is with what the president's record is. the president's view for the future. this whole race is going to be turned upsidedown come thursday morning. >> national journalist white house correspondent major garrett is with us. good morning. >> great to be with you. >> what surprise might we expect? what's the strategy for these two going into this debate? >> why did governor christie say what he said? he knows governor romney needs an audience. if you look at the national polling data, abc/"washington post" has a poll out this morning. two-thirds of the country already believes president obama's going to win. he's going to win the debates. they're not going to tune in if they don't think there's something exciting going on or likely to go on. governor christie said, yes, tune in. we're going to change this race. if it isn't changed by thursday this debate doesn't fundament fundamentally alter the underlying tone of the rac
was a surprise guest on saturday night last night. but declined comment on presidential hopeful mitt romney's plan to cut funding for pbs. >> so, before you go, do you have any political statement you'd like to make? >> no. i don't want to ruffle any feathers. >> osgood: here's today's weather. massive cold canadian air is pushing temperatures down into the 50s as far south as texas. the panhandle might even see snow. tomorrow most of us will discover considerably warmer weather outside our doors. next. >> great to meet you. osgood: behind closed doors. and later... >> that's the house. reporter: pete,,,,,,,,,,,, -those other store cards... -...preferred shopper... ...club...things... ...kept sending me coupons for cat food. i'm just not a coupon clipper. i buy what i want to buy. can i get a reward for that? [ frank ] introducing something extra from raley's, bel air, and nob hill. you get something extra rewards... ...for the way i shop... for buying the things i like. instant offers, points balance, right here on my smart phone. [ frank ] join today at raley's dotcom, or at your store. .
connecticut. for now, from the university of denver, i'm jim lehrer, thank you and good night. (cheers and applause) (applause) >> pelley: president obama and mitt romney being greeted by their families on the stage. and a very well-behaved crowd that was silent for 90 minutes bursts into applause at the very end for both men. both men came to the debate very well prepared. it was a lively debate. there were no moments at which one seemed to overwhelm the other. the only casualty of the night was the format for the debate. there was supposed to be certain subjects over certain period of times but pretty quickly both governor romney and the president began running over time and taking over the course of the debate but that made for a very lively evening. john dickerson is our cbs news political director. john what's your take away from the debate so far? >> well, scott it's interesting looking at the pictures right now of the two candidates. they're talking to each other like they're friends. it's -- that was the sense of this debate. there was no -- it was a lot of clear choices but i
,000 people packed a high school in las vegas sunday night to listen to president obama. >> we'll win nevada again. we'll win this election against. >> last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. >> governor romney he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's not practicing since june. his running mate paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> parentally not everyone got the memo to downplay expectations >> thursday morning you are going to be scratching your heads and say wow we have a barn burner for the next 33 days. >> wednesday's debate will focus on domestic issues including the economy. romney is talking more about foreign policy and slamming the president. >> in this morning's wall street journal, the president has shown weakness in the middle east. he says president obama has heightened the prospect of conflict. can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. white house aides say the president is looking for
is here. president obama, mitt romney squaring off. the first of three debates. a live report from denver. >> reporter: five people are homeless after a fire rips through their duplex last night. several homes evacuated and streets still shut down this morning. an update next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [ male announcer ] every day, your car takes you to work, school, practice, so do something nice for it. chevron with techron. care for your car. and >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> good morning, it's wednesday, october 3. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. five people escape a dangerous duplex fire in berkeley. >> and high stakes for the first presidential debate in denver. those stories and more in your morning minute. >>> the heavy amount of flames that were shooting out of the building. >> a three-alarm fire forces an east bay family out of their home. [ chanting ] >> a wild night at oakland city hall. >> there were dozens of protestors as you saw there locked outside of the city council chambers. they had come to rail against the death of an o
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